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Deban Sid MATE 1.6.1
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Steps Backwards for FOSS Adoption And How To Ensure FOSS Continues To Move Forward
By now the news of Munich Germany, and Brazil possibly deciding to go back to Windows as their desktop solution provider has made its way around. I want to make the following points as to why this is. Despite much speculation as to Microsoft being involved ...
By now the news of Munich Germany, and Brazil possibly deciding to go back to Windows as their desktop solution provider has made its way around. I want to make the following points as to why this is. Despite much speculation...
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By now the news of Munich Germany, and Brazil possibly deciding to go back to Windows as their desktop solution provider has made its way around. I want to make the following points as to why this is. Despite much speculation as to Microsoft being involved ...
By now the news of Munich Germany, and Brazil possibly deciding to go back to Windows as their desktop solution provider has made its way around. I want to make the following points as to why this is. Despite much speculation...
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How to install CUPS Cloud Print on Fedora 23

I recently switched from Ubuntu-MATE to the MATE Compiz spin of Fedora 23. In Ubuntu it was a fairly straight forward process to get the CUPS Cloud Print Driver installed and configured. Not so much in Fedora, though its not necessarily harder, there a couple of added steps needed to configure the driver.

Get the Latest RPM from niftiest:

sudo rpm --import https://niftyrepo.niftiestsoftware.com/rpm/RPM-GPG-KEY-niftiestsoftware

sudo rpm -i https://niftyrepo.niftiestsoftware.com/cups-cloud-print/packages/cupscloudprint-20140814.2-1.noarch.rpm

Disable SELinux to configure the driver:

sudo setenforce 0

Run the setup:

sudo /usr/share/cloudprint-cups/setupcloudprint.py

Follow the prompts, one thing you should do is install each printer individually. When asked if you want to install all devices answer no. There appears to be a problem in python script and it will crash and leave all your Google Cloud Print devices unconfigured. However, if you setup each one individually it works fine. Minor pain in the neck but unless your setting up several printers its not to bad.

Enable SELinux:

sudo setenforce 1

That's it. If you want to send a print test page to the printer you will need to do so through the CUPS Admin server http://localhost:631 as the options in the Printer Control Center App were all greyed out when I tried through it.
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Well as it turns out (and not really a surprise) Canonical has made some very radical changes to Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus. I use the Mate Desktop Version (Ubuntu-Mate) which installs X.Org as the backend for the display and graphics. However Canonical has revamped much of the software to require Mir, which is Canonical's backend for the display and Graphics. (Which, for the record, Canonical is the only one who will be using it.) This left me with a massive issue as I wasn't about to install a one off Graphics backend that isn't even compatible with my preferred Linux Desktop Environment (a.k.a. MATE.)

So I finally decided it was time to drop all of the Ubuntu Line, and derivatives, like Linux Mint as they to will all be affected by this.

Installed a pure Debian based system and I am slowly bringing it up to my needs. Of course Debian being Debian, I had hell to pay getting my wireless going. Working now and currently using it but what a massive ***** pain in the a$$.
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It was 3 days ago so don't remember verbatim but when I tried to run Synaptic via the GUI it didn't load at all. So I tried it via CLI but forgot to use sudo and it came up, which initially I found encouraging. However when I did use "sudo synaptic" I got an error message saying "Cannot connect to mir. Server not found." or very similar to that.
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HP OfficeJet 6812 Wireless Scanner Access

There was an excellent How To on how to get this setup but it doesn't seem to be available anymore and of course SANE has changed as well. (Ubuntu's version anyway.)

Had this all working before but can't seem to get it functioning. Here are the known issues:

hplip version is correct, the printer is working over the wireless network, but Ubuntu seems to have crippled it so that you have to use the control center app and the HP device manager does not work at all. It won't even see the printer and I cannot configure the wireless scanner access utilizing it.

Has anyone gotten this all in one to work the scanner over the wireless recently?
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Never mind I got it working. Removed the Ubuntu version of hplip and downloaded it directly from HP and installed that version. The Printer, FAX and Scanner are now all working over the wireless network. Should've done that to begin with.
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Another really good reason to use Linux instead of Windows (or even OS X) https://theintercept.com/2015/12/28/recently-bought-a-windows-computer-microsoft-probably-has-your-encryption-key/
New Windows devices have disk encryption turned on by default. But what happens to your recovery key?
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Now that iPad has a real digitizer, I see little need for a PC and continued Windows Hell. Of course, Apple could 'go evil' on user controlled keys too at any time, but AFAICT, they are being responsible and deserve some degree of support for it. Correct me if I'm wrong on this assumption. 
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Steps Backwards for FOSS Adoption And How To Ensure FOSS Continues To Move Forward
By now the news of Munich Germany, and Brazil possibly deciding to go back to Windows as their desktop solution provider has made its way around. I want to make the following points as to why this is. Despite much speculation as to Microsoft being involved ...
By now the news of Munich Germany, and Brazil possibly deciding to go back to Windows as their desktop solution provider has made its way around. I want to make the following points as to why this is. Despite much speculation...
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+Shaun Marolf the article made some pretty hefty claims, that I having seen. 
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I'm a Linux user, everyone and their immediate families all know this by now. So fair warning, technospeak ahead: A few months ago I stopped using Ubuntu and Ubuntu derivatives based on some things that Canonical had done. The first and the one that honestl...
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An unofficial Fedora Discussion and support group. You can ask the questions here you can't ask anywhere else.
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+Tux Nix​ I think it would be more accurate to say that Android uses a modified Linux kernel, but it isn't Linux in the general sense. It's Android. When you say Linux, is generally assumed to be one of the GNU/Linux distros. Android is not that.
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Introduction
Not so typical guy in a all to typical world fighting a personal battle with life, others who think they have a right to control me (NOPE) and idiots in general. Not timid but quiet. Not brash but bold. Not one you would understand immediately or why I allow my life to be the way it is at any given moment. My reasons are my own and unless you really know me you can't understand, even then it will most likely confuse you.
I simply am not someone who can be molded into another's ideals or desire
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Combat Veteran, 2 kids - 1 of each. Survived 2 marriages and God knows what else.
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  • Capital High School, Olympia WA
    1979 - 1981
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  • Help Desk Technician Pomeroy
    Information Technology Consultant, 1994 - present
    Technical support onsite and over the phone; Current assignment is at Munroe Oil.
  • US Navy
    Operations Specialist, 1981 - 1995
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Crosby, TX
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Olympia, WA - Alameda, CA - Norfolk, VA - Beaverton, OR - Auburn, WA - Seatlle, WA - San Diego, CA - El Cajon, CA - Pasco, WA - Houston, TX - Channelview, TX - Beaumont, TX - Crosby, TX
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The quarter you get back when you return the cart. Very good prices. Good selection however, they don't have everything.
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Been coming here for years. The staff is great, the place is kept clean and I know most everyone who comes here. Also, oddly enough, Google Fiber is available at this location so Internet issues are rare. Can't expect, or say, the same about most downtown locations.
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Always fresh donuts. Very friendly and they have Maple Bars.
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Love this place. They are quick, friendly and get to know your tastes very soon after you first start. For me, coffee in the morning and iceo vanilla in afternoon.
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